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Two key signings for junior coaching programme

Two key signings for junior coaching programme

The Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics have made two key coaching appointments as they continue to revamp their junior academy programme.

Marc Illescas Corbi and Adeleke Osinaike will join the existing staff now being led by Paul Cantwell.

Marc, 25, is a Level 3 coach from Spain who has worked at all age levels, from U10s right through to Seniors. His most recent position was with top Spanish club Fuenlabrada, where he was head coach of the U18 men’s team.

Adeleke, 21, is a Level 2 coach from Manchester, who has just returned to the city after completing a degree in Neuroscience at Middlesex University.

Both are fantastic additions to the community programme as we look to provide more top-quality opportunities for boys and girls across Manchester.

Cantwell Academy Coach 2019-20

Magic appoint Cantwell as Academy coach

Paul Cantwell has joined Manchester Magic Academy’s coaching team for the 2019/20 season.

The 28-year-old is already the lead coach for the club’s U12 community and development programme.

The former Manchester Magic and Manchester Giants player, who has also head coached in France and the United States, will begin his new role in September.

He will have specific responsibility for the Academy’s second team, which plays as Loreto 2 in AoC (Association of Colleges) competitions.

“I grew up playing in this elite programme so I’m looking forward to passing on my experience and knowledge,” said Cantwell.  “It’s important that this club continues to grow.”

Club chief executive Phil Gordos added: “It’s a great appointment for us as we continue to build the Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics into a formidable force on and off the floor.”